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John Ritto Penniman

Self-portrait by J.R. Penniman, 1796 (Worcester Art Museum)

John Ritto Penniman (1782–1841) was a painter in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. He created portraits, landscapes, and allegorical paintings, as well as designs for engravings, such as the official seal of the city of Boston in 1822.[1][2] He also worked as an assistant to Gilbert Stuart.[3] Penniman died in 1841 in Baltimore.[4]


  1. ^ Boston Directory. 1807, 1810.
  2. ^ "Official seal, standard, and flag of the City of Boston" (PDF). City of Boston.
  3. ^ Andrews, 1981; cited in Jane Kamensky. Exchange Artist. Viking, 2008; p.120.
  4. ^ Smithsonian American Art Museum

Further reading

  • Carol Damon Andrews. John Ritto Penniman (1782–1841): An Ingenious New England Artist. Antiques 120, no.1, July 1981.
  • Worcester Art Museum. Artist biography: John Ritto Penniman (1782–1841).

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